Implementing Broadband Connectivity in Maryland

Idea Category: Broadband, Education, Infrastructure

This week, NewDEAL Leader Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman’s Digital Connectivity Act of 2021 was signed into law after the Maryland General Assembly approved the bill. As a result, the Office of Statewide Broadband will soon be established and work towards ensuring state residents, including 520,000 households that lack wireless internet access, have access to high-speed, affordable-broadband internet by 2026. Read more about Delegate Lierman’s bill here, and for more from the NewDEAL Forum on policies to help lay the foundation for the effective expansion of broadband access and adoption, check out the NewDEAL Forum Education Policy Group’s report Aligning the Future of Education with Workforce Opportunities.

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Idea Category: Infrastructure, Public Safety, Smart Government, Transportation

Expanding Broadband Access in Maryland

Idea Category: Broadband, Infrastructure

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